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Billings Farm and Museum

River Road, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage, Shopping
Description: A working farm and museum dedicated to agriculture.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A great place to bring the little ones. They run good tours, special events, and have very cute and friendly calves!

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

educational, fun and professionally and friendly run---beautiful setting, geared to enjoyment -- nice shop for Vermont gifts

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Rutland, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is one of Vermonts premier agricultural and educational facilities dealing with stewardship of our land, history of farming and so much more. Chance to pet a cow also. Fun.

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Holland Patent, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This museum & farm explains farming and agriculture in Vermont so well, with displays, oral histories, and equipment, and the real animals, and workings. The introductory movie is excellent. I especially like the tour of the farm manager's home and the creamery in the cellar.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have been here many times with family and friends. It is a working farm with a large herd of Jersey cattle, sheep and horses. Many of the staff members are local farmers and they can provide a lot of information about the animals and the farm. There are often special events on weekends with wagon rides, ice cream and... More

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Marblehead, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We enjoyed this quite a bit. There are dairy cattle, and chickens and sheep. Demonstrations galore, and touring the farm manager's house is very educating. He was, obviously, very important to the farm, as the house is quite large, with extra ammenities I did not expect to see. Worth the time and money spent.

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DC Metro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very interesting vis-a-vié history of the area & of the farm. As always, not enough time! :( Very interesting movie that plays every 45(?) minutes or so. Highly recommended if you're into agriculture or a general the history of the area.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This attraction was included in the hotel price. I'm glad I didn't pay the 25 dollar price. I've been to farms before and though I'm a townie really experienced nothing unusual, surprising or especially interesting here. In about 20 minutes I felt I'd seen it all! We didn't go on one of the rides but I couldn't see any evidence... More

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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226 reviews 226 reviews
46 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Billings Farm is one of the finest daily farms in America and also has an award-winning museum depicting Vermont's rural past. Visit the cow barn and pastures, the sheep, draft horses, oxen and chickens. The museum offers farm life exhibits and tour the 1890 Farm House. An excellent trip for children and adults!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I am a big history and museum junkie and this place disappointed me. The price (about $14/adult) was too much for the little offered, and there was no student discount. :( The exhibit above the ticket center and gift shop was great, and the staff friendly, but the actual farm was dull. There are cows, horses, and chickens, but that's... More

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